A Note on Science and Skepticism

“Question everything.” If only Neil deGrasse Tyson would turn this elegant phrase on his own positions, especially regarding known historical fact. I had the great honor of meeting Tyson at the 2006 Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. He was incredibly witty, friendly, and accessible. We had a grand time discussing the possibility of life onContinue reading “A Note on Science and Skepticism”

My First Kindle Story!

Well, it’s finally happened. I got a short story published on Kindle! Boo-yah! “Escaping” — Science Fiction Fleeing invasion on a damaged warship, a soldier and a reverend face the question of whether someone is watching out for them. For a measly $0.99, it can be yours! Click the picture to take a look. (AndContinue reading “My First Kindle Story!”

NASA in Decline

After the firestorm of creativity, innovation, and boundless optimism that was the Space Age, we have fallen far indeed. If we had taken the suggestions of people like Robert Zubrin and Bill Nye a mere ten or twelve years ago, we could have astronauts treading the surface of Mars right now, expanding our presence in the SolarContinue reading “NASA in Decline”

A Need for Nature

Caught in the throes of the information age, with smartphones galore and the distractions of the digital revolution, it can be easy for someone to forget the intimate connection all of humanity recently shared with nature. Even in the West, where industry and technology found their deepest roots, there was a great deal of interactionContinue reading “A Need for Nature”